of his glory? Do you recreate God in your image of who he should be? Scripture demands, "Therefore, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." When you obey, do you delight in God? When you hang up the phone from someone you just repremanded, do you delight in God? Christians need to be hedonists. We need to seek maximum pleasure and joy at all costs by delighting in God. Your will needs to be in complete obedience to the revelation of God in Christ, revealed to us by his word. Your mind needs to be determined to believe that "God works all things together for good". Your emotions need to be 100% behind your delight in Christ. We need to endure suffering and pain and hurt and loss to delight in God. We need to go beyond frivolous moments of "happiness" for joy that cannot be taken away because we delight in God. How valuable is Christ to you? Jesus said, "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple." Many do not want to embrace what he said. He is not saying that your love for him will be so great that it merely appears that you hate your closest relationships. He is saying that you must reject the other relationships as your priority and delight. If you delight in your mom first, you have created an idol. If you delight in your children first, you have created an idol. Thus, this is the secret sin of idolatry. If you delight in Christ to the extent that it might cause pain and loss and suffering from the other relationships, you will truly be full of joy and still delighting in Christ and thus fulfilling the command to give glory to God at all times. Do you obey out of duty or delight? There are two kinds of slavery: 1. Lost people are bound to obey out of duty (like the older brother). 2. Lost people are bound to unrestrained lust and unbridled passion (like the prodigal). Believers cannot be either. We must obey Christ with unrestrained delight and unbridled joy. Thoughts?